"This compendium contains the most recent family violence statistics from these sources: surveys conducted by the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS), the BJS database of Federal statistics, and two statistical databases maintained by the FBI. The sources provide statistical snapshots of family violence at different stages in the administration of justice. First are statistics on the nature and extent of family violence. Next are statistics on family violence that is reported to police, followed by statistics on the prosecution of persons charged with family violence. Lastly are statistics on persons sent to prison or jail for family violence. The report is divided into eight sections giving statistics on: 1) Reported and unreported family violence; 2) Fatal family violence; 3) Family violence reported to police; 4) Family violence recorded by police; 5) State prosecution of family assault; 6) Federal prosecution of domestic violence; 7) Family violence offenders in prison; 8) Family violence offenders in jail."
National Criminal Justice Reference System, NCJ 207846
United States Bureau of Justice Statistics: http://www.bjs.gov/